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New album EP produced by grammy award winning producer.
113 backers pledged $15,575 to help bring this project to life.

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The Why.

For those of you who have been alongside me through my musical journey - we've had a lot of fun and made A LOT of great music. I have so many incredible memories from playing my music around the world and getting to feel the magic that happens when creating great music causes smiles, laughter and dancing. From being courted by some of the biggest labels in Hollywood, getting booked in studio A - while Aerosmith was in studio B (true story), to busking on Santa Monica Pier - music has provided me with an amazing journey. I wish I could say I had no regrets, but there is one thing that I feel I've never successfully accomplished in my career and that is capturing the genuine essence of my music and the feelings that come with it - on a record.

This remains my musical goal - and I have finally found the right producer and team to achieve it.

Quick back story feel free to scroll . . . My wife dragged me out to play golf one day, a chance meeting occurred between myself and multi-grammy award winning producer Paul Brown. The conversations led to a path of musical fate which brings us to why we're here today. I've invested in one track already (the test track - see video) to make certain this is the right direction and investment for my music. I'm confident this is the album I need to make right now and am excited to get my songs recorded with the help and talent of this expert team.

The Dollar Details.

This album will be expensive, and although I will contribute personally, I will still need your help to make it happen quickly.  $15,000 is a lot of money to ask for, but it will still not cover all of the album expenses.  The estimated cost for the entire project is a bit above that and that's why I cannot complete the album without you.  

What's in it for you? In addition to my eternal gratitude, there are a number of different rewards for backers. You can get an advanced digital download, choose from various other reward packages, or even have your very own private Joee Corso concert.  Your support at any level means the world to me and will help this project come to life!

My "Sacrifice" EP came out around four years ago, almost five. It’s been so long! Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a few producers, but nothing felt right until I met Paul Brown. The process of recording an album is such an exciting adventure for an artist, but can also be one of disappointment if the outcome isn't in line with the artist's personal vision or the fans expectations. I didn’t want to put anything out until it felt right. At this moment and with the team of musicians that is on board for the creation of this album - I know this is the right time.

Follow the Money

If you're considering giving to the project, I want you to know exactly where the money is going. For an independent artist like myself, we have to fund our own recordings - that means paying for studio time, engineers, mixers, and musicians to play on the songs. All of that adds up quickly! Also, a portion of the money will go toward ordering physical copies of the music - and possibly vinyl - so you can buy them online or at a show! I'm also contributing some of my own funds, so we're going in together on this. I've set the goal of this campaign at $15,000 which is the minimum amount I need to make this EP album happen. Obviously, the more resources we have, the stronger the release will be and the more music we can record -- perhaps even being able to record a full length album. We all know I have enough songs to fill the time!

With all that said, I'm so grateful to be making music with all of you. I want to thank each one of you for every time you showed up to a late-night gig, bought tickets to my shows, drove to different towns to watch a performance, listened to my CD's in your cars, and proudly wore my band t-shirts. Your support has helped me keep the dream alive and given me so many great memories. I can never express just how grateful I am for all my special friends and fans.

Thank you for your love. Thank you for your encouragement. Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for your support.

To listen to the complete first track - click here.

Risks and challenges

There will likely be a bit of challenge along the way as there is with creating anything in life, but I am committed to getting this album done no matter what!

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    Keep It Simple

    Keeping it simple means pledging 10 bucks or whatever amount you feel.

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    Signed EP Album + Digital Download

    Receive an early copy of the album signed by Joee, plus first listen access to the digital download.

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    Special Happy Birthday Message!

    Have a friend or family member that's a big fan? Or just want to treat yourself? Joee will send a customized Happy Birthday to you or a loved one! The video will be sent via email through a dropbox link or posted to your preferred social media account. Just let us know who you want it addressed to and where/when to send this year. Also includes the digital album download before it's release, plus signed copy.

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    The Limited Editions Package

    Limited edition Joee Corso t-shirt designed by famed artist Evan York, plus a signed copy of the Sacrifice EP (2013) only a few copies left in existence. Get your hands on these rare Joee gems! Also, includes early access digital download of new EP + signed album.

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    Dedicated Acoustic Music Video Message

    What's your favorite Joee Corso song? You name it and he'll play it - just for you. Receive a personalized acoustic video version of your requested song, along with a digital track for downloading so you can take your favorite song with you wherever you go!

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    Acoustic House Concert

    Your living room (or place of choice), my songs, my stories. Invite your neighbors, a date, your dogs, your mom, whoever you want! Also includes, signed album and early access to digital download.

    Note: For house shows more than 60 miles from Los Angeles, you will also need to cover travel expenses.

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    Extreme VIP All Access + Lasagna

    The whole ticket! Joee will come to your house; teach you how to make his Mom's famous lasagna, play a house concert, drink some wine and visit with you and your loved ones. You will also enjoy exclusive behind the scenes access to the studio while the album is being recorded. Meet all the famed musicians and grammy award winning producer making all the magic happen.

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    • Get the first listen - early access digital album download.
    • Signed Album
    • Acoustic House Concert
    • Birthday Video Message
    • Dedicated Video of Your Favorite Song
    • Joee's Homemade Lasagna (Mom's Recipe)
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    Everything + Round of Golf

    If you love golf and love music this reward is for you! Enjoy all the rewards listed above, plus a round of gold with Joee at the private Woodland Hills Country Club. Plan for a long day, Joee is much better on the guitar than he is with golf clubs.

    Includes:
    • Acoustic House Concert
    • Behind the Scenes - Studio Visit
    • Birthday Video Message
    • Dedicated Video of Your Favorite Song
    • Get the first listen - early access digital album download.
    • Joee's Homemade Lasagna (Mom's Recipe)
    • Signed Album
    • Round of Golf at Woodland Hills Country Club
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    Signed Album + DD + Beer Koozie

    Early copy of signed album, digital download and limited edition Joee Corso beer koozie with image of guitar and lyrics from "New Persuasion." The best way to enjoy new tunes is with a beverage that stays cold.

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    11x14 Original Artwork by Evan York

    Famed artist Evan York's work has received accolades around the world - he also happens to be one of Joee's best friends and has agreed to donate an original work of art to this album campaign. Only one lucky supporter can get this reward - don't wait!

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